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Heisman Watch 2019: An Early Look at the Top Contenders

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 4 days 21 hours ago
This time last year, Stanford running back Bryce Love was the early favorite to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately, the 2017 runner-up struggled with injuries, missed three games, and posted just one 100-yard rushing performance on his way to 736 yards and six touchdowns on the ground as a senior.   Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa thrust himself early into the Heisman...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 40 min ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2019 draft officially passed on Monday evening and more than 120 players declared for the next level. All four of the playoff teams from the 2018 season lost a key player early. Alabama has to replace two All-Americans in the trenches with Jonah Williams (LT) and Quinnen Williams (DT) headed to the NFL. Clemson is losing a couple of defensive...

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2019 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 1 week 2 hours ago
Yeah, yeah, we know. The confetti angels are still fresh on the Levi’s Stadium field. The Tigers are probably still wearing their national championship hats. Hell, some Clemson fans and Alabama fans are still hung over, for vastly different reasons of course.   But you know us college football fans, we can’t seem to get the hashmarks off our minds even in the frozen months of...

Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal and can be contacted by other teams and coaches in regards to a transfer for next season. Hurts has one season of eligibility remaining and is expected to be pursued by several teams looking for a quarterback for 2019.   Hurts accounted for 1,976 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns and threw for 5,626...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

College Football's 2018-19 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 days ago
College football's bowl season attracts no shortage of criticism. From an oversaturation of games to lagging ticket sales, and the sometimes outlandish pay for executives overseeing an exhibition for amateurs, the negatives of the postseason are clear. Oh, and there's also the existential question of just how much the bowl system is needed now that college football has a playoff....

Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 40 min ago
The Pac-12 hasn’t had a playoff team in each of the last two seasons and has been relatively quiet on a national level, but there’s no shortage of intrigue for this conference going into 2019. Oregon heads into spring practice as the early Pac-12 football favorite, but Washington and Washington State aren’t far behind in the early predictions in the North. Utah headlines the...

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.   To help prepare your viewing experience for the...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

Holiday Bowl Prediction and Preview: Northwestern vs. Utah

By John Coon, 3 weeks 4 days ago
A pair of divisional champions will be making their first trip to the Holiday Bowl when Northwestern and Utah face off on New Year's Eve in San Diego.   The No. 17 Utes (9-4) claimed their first Pac-12 South title this season behind an improved offense and one of the nation's toughest defenses. Utah is playing in its fifth consecutive bowl game and sixth overall since joining the...